Record Details

NHER Number:10894
Type of record:Building
Name:Boyland Hall and the Conduit, Bressingham


A medieval timber framed and jettied house, dated by tree rings to felling in 1401, built on the site of an earlier house. The house is moated, and the moat may date from the 13th century. The Conduit is a waterfilled channel leading to the moat, built in late 16th century brick. Blomefield describes the ruins of a bath house next to the Conduit in the early 18th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 085 843
Map Sheet:TM08SE

Full description

Timber framed and jettied house of about 1500 with dragon beam, moated.
Built on the site of an earlier hall, moat may date from 13th century.

Late 16th century brick vaults containing springs known as The Conduit.
Blomfield mentions the ruins of a bathing house and summerhouse close to The Conduit in 1739. Beyond the bath house he describes a open square bath with an arch leading to the moat.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 30 September 1981.

See (S3) in file but farm buildings stated to be 19th century of little interest.

Dendro date for hall 1401. M C Bridge.
S Heywood (HES) 31 August 2016

Monument Types

  • SPRING (Unknown date)
  • CONDUIT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CONDUIT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 0884A-D.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. NHER10894.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TM 0884F - G.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 08 SE 2.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 217.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: BDA (conduit), BZC 21 (dragon beam).
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Bressingham.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1981. Building Report. Building Report.
<S2>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.
<S3>Unpublished Document: UEA. 1986. Historic Farm Buildings Survey.

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